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by Zachary Corson After years of hard work creating and growing your business, you finally decided that the time has come to cash in and sell your business. The thought of the next stage of your life is in your head and you know you can do anything you…
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For every industry in the US today, where companies are operating at a profit, there will be opportunities for sale at magnificent success pricing, probably for at least five years.  We are talking here, when we say “magnificent success pricing” of the…
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Heading this month’s special post-Global Pouch Forum coverage is an exclusive recap of one of the Forum’s speakers. Deborah L. Douglas, Managing Director, Douglas Group, shared her insights in the flexible packaging market in her presentation, “Pouch…
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by Zachary Corson The online retailer Chewy came out of nowhere starting in 2011, to fill a gap in the online retail pet industry. Moving quickly with a level of customer service not seen elsewhere by online pet retail and the ability to keep prices low,…
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Our contract for sale of a company generally lasts for a one year period.  However, our “average” time, from hire date to close is more like 6-8 months.  We have had transactions completed as fast as 4 months, where an early buyer was very aggressive up…
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In the past six months, our firm has heard more inquiries about troubled companies in need of a “turnaround” buyer than we had encountered in the past several years.  I don’t know if that’s indicative of an overall trend, but lately it has made us become…
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Douglas Group Recently Published Global Pouch Forum Article in Packaging Strategies: Deb Douglas will be speaking at the upcoming Global Pouch Forum, June 14-16, about the “tremendous opportunities” flexible packaging companies have today in the M&A…
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Deb Douglas was recently asked to contribute her expert insights on Safety trends in today’s M&A market. Click below to view the article in For Distributors Only section of ISHN magazine’s website. M&A prognosis for safety in 2017 – Cautious optimism;…
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Recently Douglas Group had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 2017 Plastics News Executive Forum, in Naples, Florida. This signature conference provided high level conversation on the practical skills and strategies required to manage a…
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When selling a privately held business, critical issues must be addressed to ensure maximization of value and to protect confidentiality during the process. This article answers some of the key questions business owners typically have when considering the…
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